Are we facing a construction skills crisis in housing?

Friday 30 September 2016

08:30-09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Sadiq Khan allegedly pledged to build 80,000 homes a year in his election campaign; yet London (as well as the rest of the UK) has a widely acknowledged skills shortage in the construction industry, which is only set to get worse as more and more skilled labourers retire.

And what does Brexit mean for the large number of European workers who make up much of the remaining labour force? What can London’s built environment industry do to increase a skilled construction workforce that isn’t decimated every time we have an economic turndown? What does both central and local government need to do to support the industry on this?

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Alan Benson, Senior Manager, Housing Strategy, GLA
Emma Foster, Development Director, Mount Anvil
Greg Greasley, Architectural Director, Barton Willmore
Rebecca Larkin
, Senior Economist - Housing, Construction Products Association
Christine Townley
, Executive Director, Construction Youth Trust (Chair)

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